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Lanterns and Lights 2022

On the right-hand side of the image, white text reads 'Lanterns & Lights' and 'A festive celebration of light'. On the left, a boat hanging from the ceiling of the Museum's main hall is decorated with warm-coloured, star-shaped lights.

Photo looking up at the boats suspended from the ceiling of the Museum's Boat Hall, draped in warm lights.

Decked in festive lights and sparkly stars, traditional wooden boats carry Christmas cheer. Using the Flying Flotilla, hung high from the Museum’s ceiling, the boats are lit with subtle ocean coloured hues and set amongst glistening star bursts.

Lantern display

See real and rare nautical lamps and navigation aids where sailors used the stars to guide them home.

Make & Take

In our crafting Make & Take sessions create a lantern inspired by starry constellations.

Museum Trail

Follow the trail through the Museum and find all the constellations hidden around the building.

It’s free!

The Lanterns & Lights activities are free as part of the admission price. Pay once, get in free for a whole year.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388